Christina DeCicco, Dan Kohler & More to Star in CAP21 Theatre Company's THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST
The award-winning CAP21 Theatre Company has announced casting for the first production of a new musical, THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST, with book and lyrics by Jenny Stafford, music by Brandon Anderson, and story by Jenny Stafford and Brandon Anderson. THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST is a love story that takes place in the moment between the Scientist's proposal and the Artist's answer. It explores the creative and scientific forces that make us who we are; and the people who challenge us to open ourselves to something more. THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST will play a limited run from February 4 -28, 2015 at the CAP21 Theatre, 18 West 18th Street, 5th Floor, New York. www.cap21.org
THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST full cast features Christina DeCicco, Dan Kohler, James Penca, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Curtis Wiley and EJ Zimmerman. Jessi D. Hill (Women's Project, NYTW, Primary Stages, The New Group) will direct the production, with musical direction by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld (Spring Awakening 1st National Tour).
Christina DeCicco starred opposite Ricky Martin as Eva Peron in the Broadway Revival of EVITA, and she has toured the United States starring as Glinda in WICKED. Dan Kohler starred as Jesus in the Off-Broadway revival of GODSPELL and was featured in the National Tour of FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL. James Penca appeared in the World Premiere of THE CIRCUS IN WINTER at Goodspeed. Jamila Sabares-Klemm was featured in Diane Paulus' First National Tour of HAIR. Curtis Wiley was most recently featured in the Off Broadway revival of PAGEANT: THE MUSICAL. EJ Zimmerman's numerous credits include the First National Tour of AVENUE Q.
Brandon Anderson is an award-winning composer (2007 ASCAP Foundation Frederick Loewe Award, Kennedy Center ACTF Award, Critics Pick, TimeOut NY). His work has been performed at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Opera, The Laurie Beechman, and Joe's Pub.
Jenny Stafford's work has been featured at Lincoln Center, Prospect Theatre Company, The Metropolitan Opera, and NYMF. She is the recipient of the Paulette Goddard Award; her work was recognized as a finalist for the Yale Institute for Music Theatre Award and The Eugene O'Neill Musical Theatre Conference.
The Creative Team for The Artist & The Scientist includes Scenic Designer Lee Savage, Costume Designer Amy Sutton, Lighting Designer Greg Solomon, Sound Designer Jacob Subotnik, Stage Manager Cate DiGirolamo and CAP21 Production Manager, Becca Doyle.
This CAP21 production of The Artist & The Scientist culminates two years of development as part of CAP21's New Works Development Program: a comprehensive series of residencies, readings, workshops, and professional mentorship that is individually tailored to meet the needs of writers and their work. CAP21's New Works Development program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The ASCAP Foundation, and the Dramatists Guild Fund among others.
The Artist & The Scientist runs from February 4 through February 28, 2015 at the CAP21 Theatre (18 W. 18th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011). Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 7 PM. Regular single tickets are $18 general admission.
The CAP21 Theatre Company season will continue in May - June 2015 with another new musical.
Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21) is dedicated to creating new work, developing new talent and building new audiences. Now in its 21st Anniversary Year, CAP21 consists of an award-winning Theatre Company, an internationally recognized Musical Theatre Conservatory, and an active Studio Rentals business.
Frank Ventura and Eliza Ventura founded the award-winning CAP21 THEATRE COMPANY in 1993. For 21 years, The CAP21 Theatre Company has produced new musicals and new plays by emerging and established writers. Last year, these programs further developed 28 new works. Past productions include the award-winning production of Southern Comfort (written by Julianne Wick Davis and Dan Collins), which received the 2012 GLAAD Award for Outstanding New York Theater. Additionally, numerous new works developed with The CAP21 Theatre Company have moved on to subsequent productions and workshops around the U.S. Five new musicals produced at CAP21 have been awarded the Jonathan Larson Grant Award.